My guest today is Rebecca Wong, a relationship therapist, consultant, and speaker. She’s also the creator of Connectfulness, a research-based practice encouraging people to explore and embrace every aspect of humanity. Today’s topic is the need to be seen, heard, understood, and accepted. It’s something we both fear and desire. Rebecca is launching a podcast very soon, and she currently lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, daughters, and furry family members. Join us!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
The need to be seen is a basic human need that fuels relationships
In Rebecca’s work with death, dying, postpartum moms, and couples—-the common thread is the need for connection
Being seen: What does it mean?
Knowing when things are in alignment
Fears and challenges to being seen
How Rebecca uses sensory experiences to end her therapy sessions
What it looks like to NOT be seen
Turning toward each other or away
Let your partner know what you need
A new definition of love
Rebecca’s work: mindfulness, compassion, and self-reflection